The competitive power generation market drives power plant operators to increase output, improve heat rate and lower operational costs. Enhancements and upgrades of the original design equipment are typically implemented to accomplish these goals. Consideration of the power plant as a system is critical when making decisions to invest in performance upgrades, and Plant Assessments are an important tool in this decision process.
Equipment upgrades can have a significant impact on assets in the power plant, including gas turbines, steam turbines, generators, heat recovery steam generators, emission control systems and balance of plant equipment. An integrated plant assessment of critical power plant components and systems provides:
- Comparison between design and upgraded performance
- Knowledge of equipment limitations and solutions
- Guidance for operational improvements
- Evaluation of emissions compliance and other regulatory concerns
PSM Upgrade Feasibility Study – Downstream effects of increased exhaust temperature / flow
Plant Performance / Operation Analysis – Optimize plant operations and efficiency
Upgrade Heat Balance Diagrams – How old is your plant?
Emissions Compliance / Review
PSM’s comprehensive Plant Assessment provides updated data that enables plant operators to make confident decisions about upgrades, overhauls and new equipment, taking into consideration the entire facility.